Searched the archives and the boards, and have found nothing on this…
It all starts well-enough… you’re out, doing that thing you do, when suddenly you notice… well not ‘notice’… maybe sense? Yes. Better. You sense a small bump on your tongue. It’s slightly painful, and you rub it over your teeth and sure enough you feel something.
You get yourself to the nearest mirror and check out your tongue, and notice that one single bud has decided to go supernova on you. It’s all out there and white as if you just got a pimple. Oh, and it hurts! You know, that small, but constant, hurt that just annoys you all day… makes you grit your teeth unknowingly, thereby causing you a massive headache that you would never have had, were it not for this little bud’s blaze of glory? Yeah. That pain.
So a day goes by and the final explosion occurs, and now you have this little scorch-mark-like-thing on your tongue, as if your body sent a small demolition crew to the site and they took it out with some TNT, and it still hurts.
My question (Finally): Why? Why does one taste bud decide to take that bridge and end its little taste-budding life, and why does (s)he have to cause me pain while doing so?